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Running shot (65 yards when he ran over a small forrest road) with a .358 Norma Mag and a Trijicon 1,25-4X set at 2 X and the sight not can be used for anything less by me as the eyerelief gets far to long.

 

 

 

 

I am a bit surprised over all the talking and fuzz about eyerelief where the longer eyerelief a scope have the better is it considered by the majority.

 

I do fully understand the subject when it comes to heavy recoiling rifles but small and medium bore rifles does not need extremely long eyerelief. Personally (nowadays) I use 3-12x42 Smith u Bender on my light .358 Norma magnum (the gun on the picture)  and I can't see any reason to lose FOW for eyerelief. I have in the past had various Kahles mounted on that gun and not had any real problem.

At an early stage I had problems with eyerelief but that was due to the fact that the gun had a montecarlo stock that was made a high rise of the barrel and heavyer recoilfeeling than necessary. Now is the stock straight and the problems all gone.

When nighthunting with that rifle I often use a rubber eyepiece that touches the head before the shot is fired.....

 

If we look on the negative side of long eyerelief there is two problematic areas.

1. Poor field of view, and the FOW is directely related to eyerelief. I have for example compared trijicon vs SuB 1,25-4 and the SuB hade approx 50% larger FOW. Same thing when compared Leupold against Helia (Kahles).

2. Long eyerelief scopes often or maybe always have an eyerelief that changes depending on magnification. This is at least for me extremely annoying as my cheek and my eye is always on the same spot on the rifle so if the eyerelief is changing I have to move me head to find the sight picture.

I have owned a few leupold 3-9X, 6,5-20X in the past but sold them all as the variable eyerelief is stopping me from shooting fast and convenently enough.

 

SO why does mostly people seems to want long eyerelief on medium calibers? Is it fashion or is your stocks wrong sized or have I missed something??

 

Regards Technika

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SO why does mostly people seems to want long eyerelief on medium calibers? Is it fashion or is your stocks wrong sized or have I missed something??

Great post Technika. Great setup you have there. I think this need for long eye relief on small to medium calibers is the fashion. Exellent choice to sell all of your Leupolds. Nice Carl Gustaf CG 80 at the website.

Let us know how the Scherell performs when you mount it one day.

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Poor shooting habits or improper eye positioning, at least in my case, is why some or most guys prefer longer eye relief.

I and others have a tendency to "crawl" the stock when I'm excited at the prospect of shooting an animal.

 

I can shoot off a bench at paper targets or steel all day long and not let the ocular lens housing smack me on a scope with short eye relief.

Take that same scope/rifle setup and put a white tail in my cross hairs and I will probably get bumped. 

 

Just a guess.....

 

Good post and fine looking hog, Sir.

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What cheaptrick said.

Another thing I noticed is that my head is positioned differently when shooting prone and is more likely to get hit with the scope.

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      I have seen alot of people pass up on getting the better riflescope

for sometimes a mere 1/8" becuse of this concern for longer eye relief.

There is also a europeon style eyeshield that works very well

if getting hit is a concern but you still want to hunt with the best optics.

 

 

 

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